Tirupati, March 5 | Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu and his family visited Lord Venkateshwara Swamy temple at Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh on Friday and offered prayers for peace and universal well-being.
“Naidu prayed for the peace, prosperity and well-being of the people in India and the world,” said a statement released from his office.
He offered prayers with folded hands at the golden ‘Dwaja Stambham’ (sacred column) donning a traditional lungi.
Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) Executive Officer, Jawahar Reddy, and senior temple priest, Dollar Seshadri, were present with the Vice-President during his visit.
Naidu’s family was taken around the temple by the officials and explained about the significance of some ancient carvings on a wall inside the temple complex.
Later, Reddy and Seshadri presented Naidu and his family with a picture of the deity.
Naidu was accompanied by his wife Usha Naidu and other family members, who all posed for a group photograph later.
After completing his temple visit, he left for Surat in Gujarat.